Thursday, January 18, 2007

Mark My Words !

Quote: "My fellow citizens, let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can have foreseen precisely what course it will take, but the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing! The 1930's taught us a clear lesson. Aggressive conduct, if allowed to go unchecked and unchallenged, ultimately leads to war".

Quote: "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty".

Which American President spoke these words? You may be surprised (unless you're old like me) to know it was John F. Kennedy. A liberal through and through. But liberalism was a completely different breed of cat back then. There were two very definite political philosophies, but there was not the viciousness that exists today.

If you care to revisit those times, you will discover that Kennedy had inherited a post-Korean War economy. Times were tough (I actually tried selling Edsels for a couple of weeks. Now, that's tough!). So, naturally he did the usual liberal thing: He taxed everybody right up to their eyeballs so the government could continue to rock and roll without missing a beat, right? WRONG! NOT! President Kennedy, to his credit, had the inherent wisdom to actually cut taxes, creating new jobs in the process, thereby raising tax revenues and in the process he revived the slumping economy. Sound familiar? Liberals have been decrying and debunking this fiscal theory forever, but JFK did it, and made it work! Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush were both vilified by the left for doing exactly the same thing. But the problem we face today, and then, is not tax revenue, it is the total lack of fiscal control in government spending (by both parties, by the way). In fact, the Kennedy and Bush tax cut proposals were virtually identical.

Please understand, I am not defending liberalism of fifty years ago. Can't, so I won't. I am simply pointing out the fact that when the chips were down, the country always rallied behind their president. That doesn't necessarily mean there were not differences of opinion, for there certainly were. What it does mean is this: That when we said the Pledge of Allegiance we meant it. 'Under God' meant exactly that! We were united. Republican or Democrat, it didn't really matter. Sadly, those days are long gone.

Today, we have those who don't want the 'Pledge' spoken in schools, want God completely out of our lives, and they would happily lose the war on terrorism in order to further their agenda. They hate our President beyond passion and would do virtually anything to bring him down. Our sovereignty and our culture are both in grave danger. Please believe this.

The Kennedys, Boxers, Pelosis, Shumers, Reids, Kerrys, Clintons and others of today's left will look into the television camera and smile, and then say, "We support our troops". Sadly, but not surprising, they seem to have left one out. The Commander-in-Chief. These are vicious, self-serving people with a plan. An agenda that does not include your or my well being, in spite of what they may like us to believe.

The left has a very serious dilemma: If they support the war in Iraq, and we win (which we probably can and probably will, if they would only stop their political correctness nonsense, which they won't), then their chances of regaining the White House in 2008 are greatly diminished. What to do? What to do? It is quite obvious they have made a conscious decision to stonewall the President and his policies every step of the way. With all the things they endorse that begin with 'bi', you can rest assured that bi-partisanship ain't one of them!

Today's liberals are merchants of appeasement. They will go to any length to avoid confrontation with an avowed enemy. They have neither the stomach nor the inclination for war. Carter and Clinton both proved that during their respective (not to be confused with respected) terms in office. They do not recognize the essence of evil, therefore they have no capacity to deal with it, and, if left in power these people will ultimately destroy this nation. Mark my words.

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